Nuclear Medicine Tech
Pelham Medical Center is looking for a full time Nuclear Medicine Tech! Apply today to join our SRHS family!
Under indirect and some direct supervision of a physician or department manager, the NM technologist will coordinate and participate in a variety of technical tasks, tests and determinations involving the utilization of radiopharmaceutical usage for diagnostic imaging and therapeutic exams.
- Graduate of an accredited and approved Nuclear Medicine program in addition to certification in Radiography or Computed Tomography
- 1+ year NM experience working in an Imaging Department
- Current CNMT or ARRT Registry in Nuclear Medicine and current Registry in NMTCB(CT) or ARRT(CT) or ARRT(R)
- Currently Registered SCRQSA
- Current BLS
- Must be in good physical condition and able to withstand the stress and demands of an active position.
- Manual dexterity, good eye/hand coordination and acceptable vision needed in daily work.
- Must have strong knowledge of organizational dynamics and have excellent communication/coaching skills.
- Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, employees, the public, and other agencies.
- Must be able to respond calmly and efficiently in crisis situations.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills based on the command of the English language.
- Must be able to perform the following functions: standing for long hours, walking, stooping, bending, sitting, pushing, pulling, and squatting.
- Must be able to lift 30+ lbs in order to lift/move patients, equipment, and/or supplies utilized in the work place.
Core Job Responsibilities
- Coordinate and participate in a variety of technical procedures to include in vivo and in vitro studies; operate radiation detection and measurement instrumentation including stationary imaging devices, scintillation gamma and apparatus for in vitro counting.
- Calibrate; reconstitute and prepare pre-kits of radiopharmaceutical materials for administration to patients. Calibrate instruments and review calibration data to detect trends indicating instrument malfunction. Calculate data to include results of patient studies and radioactive decay.
- Process computerized image data to include quantitative analysis, function curves and reconstructed fused SPECT/CT images for diagnostic interpretation. Evaluate images for technical quality.
- Survey the Nuclear Medicine Department with Geiger counters for possible contamination.
- Assist other healthcare professionals with imaging procedures, starting IV's, delivery of oral contrast and injecting contrast, when applicable.
- Assist radiologist and other healthcare professionals with interventional NM procedures
- Perform Nuclear Cardiology studies including image acquisition and processing and monitoring patient vital signs. Assist with EKG prep, tracing and monitors for obvious change during cardiac studies.
- Positively responds and implements change when needed and has good decision and critical thinking skills.
- Assists with quality control and maintenance of all equipment in the area
- Properly utilize accessory equipment such as dose calibrators, Geiger counters, uptake probes, EKG, perfusion/ventilation devices, injectors, patient moving devices, stretchers, warmers, scanners, printers, and PACS workstations
- Explain and prepare procedures to patients. Report changes in patient condition to medical staff. Provide an oral and/or written clinical history to the radiologist and other healthcare professionals per policy and protocols.
- Assists in training of new staff and of students during clinical rotations
- Follows, maintains and helps implement hospital and departmental policies and procedures
- Consistently communicates with patients, guests, staff and physicians in a positive manner
- Knowledgeable of compliance and regulatory requirements and adheres to Federal, State, accrediting bodies, and standard practice of care for patients, staff, guests and facilities
- Adheres to departmental procedures and protocols
- Rotating schedules for after-hours call and holidays
- Ensure correct charging of procedures and supplies on a daily basis
- Works as a team member with peers and other departments. Responds calmly and efficiently to situations.
- Regularly attend departmental meeting, in-services and actively participate in continuing education activities
- Perform other duties as assigned
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